Ordinance Enacting Lewisburg Charter Amendments Approved By City Council

By Bobby Bordelon

An ordinance formally approving potential revisions to the Lewisburg City Charter and a cost of living raise for city employees were passed, bids for the Civil War Trail and new rifles for the Lewisburg Police Department were approved, and an announcement about the Greenspace passed through Lewisburg City Council during its Tuesday, September 18, meeting.

The approved charter revisions take the founding document of the city and spell out not only the positions that make up the government but the balance of powers and responsibilities between each role.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna Changes Party, To Run Write-In Campaign

By Bobby Bordelon

Current Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna has filed to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican on Monday, September 17, in order to run a write-in campaign in the November election.

"Switching wasn't easy for me," said Hanna. "I've never switched before in my life. I registered as a Democrat at 18. On Saturday, I turned 65. Yesterday, I switched."

Read more in the Tuesday, September 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Remnants Of Hurricane Florence To Pass Through Southeastern West Virginia Until Tuesday Morning

By Bobby Bordelon

After making landfall over the Carolinas on September 14, Hurricane Florence's wind speeds have fallen below tropical storm levels. Although wind speeds have fallen, the remnants of the storm continue to travel inland, toward Appalachia, as a tropical depression on Monday, September 17.

"The remnants of Florence will track into the central Appalachians today. Southeast flow will keep bands of heavier rainfall moving into the Blue Ridge this morning, then some heavier bands of showers and thunderstorms could bring additional flooding this afternoon and evening," reads the announcement from the National Weather Service.

Read more in the Monday, September 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Republicans Open Election Headquarters

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Republican Club will soon open a headquarters for the upcoming November election in downtown Lewisburg.

Spearheaded by the Greenbrier County Republican Executive Committee and the Greenbrier County Republican Club, the new office aims to be a resource for the party's candidates and those looking for information about their platform.

Read more in the Friday, September 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Hurricane Florence Approaches, Resources Are Available To Area Residents, Incoming Evacuees

By Leah Tuckwiller

As Hurricane Florence comes nearer to making landfall, residents on the East Coast are preparing for rain, heavy winds, and the looming possibility of flood and damage. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have already been placed in a state of emergency by the federal government, and some places have already seen mandatory evacuation orders.

While West Virginia is not in the direct path of the hurricane, the area is projected to experience plenty of rain, high wind, and potential flooding. Southern West Virginia, in particular, is likely to see these effects due to its procimity to Virginia and the coast.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Public Notification System Provides Text Message Updates In Emergency

By Bobby Bordelon

As the Greenbrier Valley prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, the Greenbrier COunty Commission emphasized the imporatance for residents to be signed up for emergency alert text messages provided by the Greenbrier County Public Notification System.

Participants can choose which alerts to receive, including notifications about thunderstorms, wind chill, heat, winter storms, flash floods, ice storms, and more weather events.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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